- Apr 12, 2001
Longtime Apple supplier Foxconn is said to be in talks with Japanese display manufacturer Sharp to utilize the firm's technology in order to start producing displays for the iPhone and the iPad, reports Taiwan's United Daily News (Google Translate, via GforGames).
Foxconn and Sharp announced in 2012 that they had entered a strategic partnership to advance LCD technology and even opened an iPhone display plant in Chengdu, China. It was also rumored that Foxconn would attempt to secure a 10 percent stake in the Japanese display maker, however those plans were dropped shortly thereafter.
Currently, Apple's displays are made by LG, Japan Display, Sharp, and Samsung. Notably, Samsung was said to be Apple's top iPad display supplier in Q1 2014, with the company turning to the Korean manufacturer last October to produce displays for the Retina iPad mini as Sharp and LG struggled with low yields.
Article Link: Foxconn Looking to Secure Orders for iPhone and iPad Displays with Sharp Partnership